Sunday, 22 September, 2019

Apple unveils Apple Watch Series 5 with always-on display for $399

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Emmett Howard | 11 September, 2019, 02:21

Apple has launched a new version of its popular smartwatch, the Apple Watch Series 5, with an always-on display.

It will cost from $399 for the Global Positioning System models and $499 for cellular versions, and will go on sale from September 20th.

Pre-orders for the device on Apple's website have already opened, and Apple said it will go on sale on Friday, September 20. Those who want to enroll can sign up on the new Apple Research app. The aluminum Series 5 Apple Watch will be available in silver, space gray, and gold. That means your Apple Watch will always show the time, workouts, and your watch face's complications even when you aren't looking at the watch. The Apple Watch now holds the title of the best selling smartwatch, and the Apple Watch 4 is the company's most elegant device yet (sitting near the top of our best smartwatch ranking).

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The new Apple Watch Series 5 looks exactly like its predecessor, the Series 4. The latest entry-level tablet is compatible with the Apple Pencil, the company's touch-sensitive stylus, and features a 10.2 inch retina display. There's also a built-in compass. Users will be able to see their watch faces without raising their wrists or tapping the device - though, according to Apple, the screen will be dimmed when the user's wrist is down.

Sitting at the top of the range is the white ceramic model.

The phone will also have new software, including global emergency calling, which works with built-in fall detection to alert authorities should you ever take a tumble. If you're not big on the new watch, the Apple Watch Series 3 is also getting a price cut, with prices starting at $199. Versions of the Watch that include cellular connectivity also now allow consumers to call emergency services in over 150 countries, and the new version of Watch OS comes with a dedicated app store for Watch apps. If you'd like built-in cellular connectivity, you can expect to pay $459 for the 32GB iPad or $559 for the 128GB flavor.

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